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2017-02085 Commercial Litigation Paralegal

One of Philadelphia’s top law firms is seeking a bright and articulate Commercial Litigation Paralegal to join their growing team.  This newly created paralegal position will work very closely with a managing partner and his team on large complex commercial litigation matters.  Experience working with Medical, Pharmaceutical, or other Scientific related matters highly desired. 

The Commercial Litigation Paralegal will be responsible for assisting attorneys in all phases of litigation up to and including preparation and attendance at trial.  You will be a key member of the litigation team and must be able to independently perform a variety of complex paralegal duties with limited supervision.  Must be flexible and able to work overtime during busy trial periods. 

The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree and 3+ years’ previous commercial litigation experience.  Strong technology skills, experience in electronic discovery and proficiency with MS Office and litigation software, such as Concordance, Summation or similar a plus. Must have experience working with medical records and managing document intensive matters.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordination and file management from commencement through trial
  • Gather and organize paper and electronic documents and evidence
  • Conduct research and factual investigation
  • Review, prepare and draft court filings and pleadings, including cite checking, identifying relevant documents and organizing exhibits and reproduced records
  • Draft and respond to subpoenas and discovery requests
  • Identify, review, summarize and order medical records
  • Create case databases and litigation plans
  • Act as liaison between attorneys and others parties, such as clients, witnesses, experts, court officials, and/or vendors

Candidates must possess a professional demeanor, sound judgment and discretion when dealing with confidential matters.  Must be a team player, show initiative, have excellent verbal and written communication skills and be able to interact professionally and effectively with all levels.  Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and attention to detail required for successful achievement of position goals. 

This is an excellent opportunity to join a stable, successful, mid-sized firm offering challenging work in a friendly, professional environment.  Generous salary, top-notch benefits and paid time off package offered.  For immediate, confidential consideration for this opportunity, qualified candidates should submit their resume below ASAP.

 


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Job Type: 
Industry: 
Legal
Location: 
Philadelphia, PA
Job Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree (plus paralegal certificate a plus)
  • Previous commercial litigation experience; experience with medical or related scientific matters preferred
  • Strong technology skills required; electronic discovery, proficiency with litigation software, such as Concordance, Summation or similar program highly desired
  • Flexibility to work overtime during busy trial periods
Compensation: 

Compensation commensurate with experience.